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How to Get Rid of Turkey Neck?

With the holiday season looming on the horizon, it is all too easy to get so caught up in the rush of life that we lose sight of the more important things at the end of the day. Also, the skin on our neck, like the skin on our face, is very sensitive and susceptible to signs of aging. The most common sign of aging in this critical area is the dreaded turkey neck. It is important to take care of your skin and prevent turkey neck.

However, If the skin on your neck is already beginning to show signs, then we will help you to get rid of the turkey neck and regain the smooth, firm skin that you enjoyed when you were younger.

Also know that the turkey neck affects the lower muscles and the elasticity of the skin around your neck, which is why it keeps looking loser, hanging down, and showing wrinkles that look very much like a turkey wattle.

Turkey neck is the term when the skin on your neck begins to experience bright wrinkles and thinning. This happens to many people as they grow older due to the weakness of the surrounding muscles and the decrease in elasticity of the skin itself.

Bad news? It happens to a lot of people. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce or reverse the dreaded turkey neck progression. You may also face a crick in neck due to this condition.

Common Causes Behind This Condition

Let’s talk about what causes a turkey neck – the most common factors that will affect aging in your neck are:

  • Skin Strength – One of the first components of aging to produce collagen production is a protein found in the skin that provides structure and support to the tissues on it. As collagen production decreases, your skin will lose the youthful elasticity it once had.

  • Muscle stiffness – The muscles that support your neck and skin over it become weaker as time goes on. As they become weaker, they cannot support the skin on your neck, which makes them more comfortable and look saggy.

  • Fat distribution – Any excess fat in or around the neck also known as neck fat will cause the skin to stretch and wrinkle, which will lead to wrinkles similar to turkey wattle. A consistent exercise routine, a healthy diet, and a slight weight loss can help to reduce fat intake near your neck and strengthen the skin.

  •  If excess fat is something you want to treat, ask us about Kybella – the first and only FDA injection approved to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat under your chin.

  • Bone shape – The shape of various bones in your neck can also affect the skin under your chin.

How To Get Rid Of Turkey Neck?

We can get rid of turkey neck through the following exercises:

  • Exercises

Consistent exercise of the neck muscles can help build them back up. It also improves blood circulation in your neck which can give it a tighter, more trim appearance.

Many facial and neck exercises claim to help alleviate turkey neck. Yet, to date, no reputable studies have analyzed whether or not these exercises actually work. Exercise is good for your health and can tone your muscles, but it doesn’t eliminate excess skin. So, while exercises might help tighten up your neck muscles, the skin on top of them might not see a change.

Facial Exercises For Turkey Neck

Some commonly suggested facial exercises include:

  • Forehead Push

  1. Place one hand on your forehead.

  2. Push your head against your hand without allowing your head to move forward.

  3. Hold this position for 10 seconds.

  4. Then, hold both of your hands behind your head, pushing backward with your neck, and hold for 10 seconds.

  • Chew

  1. Sit with your back straight.

  2. Lift your head back so your chin points toward the ceiling.

  3. Keep your lips closed and make a chewing motion with your mouth.

  4. Repeat 20 times.

  • Neck lift

  1. Lie on your bed with your head hanging over the edge.

  2. Carefully and slowly lift your head up as high as you can, using your neck muscles.

  3. Repeat five times.

  4. Do not continue this exercise if you experience neck pain in lancaster.

Surgeries That Treat Turkey Neck

Surgical procedures are the fastest and most effective treatment for the turkey neck. Traditional surgery requires surgery and often leaves scars, while some of the newer treatments are less invasive. Here is a list of common surgery and medical procedures that can help get rid of turkey neck:

  • Hyo Neck Lift

This is a new surgical procedure for lifting the neck that helps to strengthen and smooth the skin of the neck. And this procedure is a promising way to reduce or eliminate the appearance of moving neck skin.

  • Most Operation

This surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves reshaping the neck by tightening the skin with thorny fibers. Surgery leaves only minor scars.

  • Skin Tightening Laser

Various medical devices can heat and strengthen the skin. Laser is a rare treat that produces moderate to moderate results. Repeated treatment between 4 and 6 months is required for results. The advantage is that there is no recovery time involved in this process.

  • Z-Plasty

Also called pre-cervicoplasty, this surgery was introduced in the 1970s. It involves the direct removal of the skin above the neck. It is quick and effective, but it leaves a visible scar behind the neck.

  • Microneedling

Although it is commonly used on the face to reduce acne scars and improve skin tone, the procedure can be applied to the neck as well! Microneedling is the act of using a small needle to cause minor damage to your skin causing a natural reaction in your body that includes producing more collagen and elastin in that area.

  • Forma

Forma uses subcutaneous heating to help relax and rejuvenate the skin and tissues. It uses radiofrequency to direct the deeper layers of the skin. There is no time to relax as this is a painless, non-invasive procedure. Many clients compare the feeling with a hot stone massage. Similar to micro-needling, Forma helps to strengthen the skin by rearranging collagen and elastin. 

Although this can be applied to many parts of the body, it is often associated with the face, neck, knees, and elbows as your skin is stretched more often. It is often combined with other treatments such as laser genesis to extend your trip to Skin Spa.

  • Cosmetic Surgery

The fastest and most effective treatment for turkey neck, although it comes at a very high cost. Some surgical procedures involve excessive cutting of the skin and removing unwanted fat deposits on the wrong side of the skin, while others strengthen and elevate the delicate facial muscles. The surgeon is able to make a simple, more toned jowl and neckline while removing any problem areas easily. Another disadvantage is that it can take a few weeks to a few months to fully recover from neck lifting and liposuction removal. 

The best thing that causes people to flock to these processes is that they usually last 7-20 years before they need to be touched. You pay less on time and cost in advance, but it is much easier to manage afterward.

  • Retinoids

Retinoids are usually already included in skincare procedures. These vitamins help accelerate cell turnover and increase the production of elastin and collagen. Many products that claim to strengthen the skin or reduce wrinkles contain some form of retinoids. 

These creams, serums, and oils gradually improve over time, so making sure you use them regularly is key to success. The benefits of incorporating it into your entire system are the accompanying benefits of reducing hyperpigmentation and the overall smoothness of the skin which can be very difficult for those with acne now or in the past.

  • Botox Injections

Once found only in Hollywood’s elite, Botox has become the safest and most commonplace in Central America. Botox is a method of injecting a small amount of neuromodulator into the skin to relax the platysmal bands. 

While this may seem daunting to get injections, this is a decades-long experimental procedure with minimal risk and no time to recover.

Some Precautionary Measures:

Another way to combat the turkey neck is to take precautionary measures, which include regular exercise that directs the neck muscles to help build them up. 

This will also improve blood circulation in the area, which can give it a stronger and leaner appearance. Here are a few exercises you can easily do at home:

  • Chewing – Raise your head so that your chin is facing the ceiling and keep your lips closed as you make the chewing movement with your mouth.

  • Neck lift – Lie on your bed with your head hanging over the edge and carefully and slowly make your head as high as possible. If you feel neck pain while performing this activity do not continue.

If you are already struggling with neck skin and open muscles, there are a few options available to you. Surgical procedures are the fastest and most effective treatment for the turkey neck, but this requires cuts, bruises, and recovery time.

Dr. Rao K. Ali M.D.

Dr. Rao Ali, a board-certified pain management physician, leads the clinic, which specializes in nonsurgical treatment. The physician has experience in the emergency room as well as training in pain management and rehabilitation. As a personal physician, he works with each patient to develop a treatment plan that will minimize or eliminate their pain. Providing expert diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, Pain Management In Dallas, PA provides a comprehensive range of services. These services include neck pain, back pain, hip and knee pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, headaches, migraines, and many others.